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POSTED: Sunday, December 06, 2009

Moana counts down to 2010

The Westin's Moana Surfrider Resort will celebrate the holiday season with daily events counting down to the New Year with its “;Ten Days to 2010.”; All 10 days of the countdown will feature a three-piece steel guitar band performing poolside, and the Honolulu Youth Choir will perform on select evenings.

» Dec. 22: 5:30-5:45 p.m. The Moana Surfrider Choir performs holiday classics at the grand staircase in the hotel lobby. The choir consists of hotel employees who began practicing in October for their annual performances.

» Dec. 23: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sommelier James Maher hosts Wine Wednesday in the lounge at Beachhouse at the Moana. Participants will taste wines that are normally not offered by the glass.

» Dec. 24: 9-11 a.m. Keiki Breakfast with Santa in the grand salon of Beachhouse at the Moana. There will be a gingerbread decorating contest, and each keiki will get a one-on-one visit with Santa, along with gifts to take home. Prices are $30 for keiki and $39 for adults. Seating is limited.

» Dec. 25: 6-11 a.m. Christmas Breakfast Buffet in the Lani Kai Room; $35 per adult, $20 per keiki. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Christmas Champagne Brunch at Beachhouse at the Moana; $77 per adult for champagne brunch buffet, $70 for buffet only, and $35 per keiki 12 and under. 5:30-9 p.m. Three-Course Christmas Tasting Menu at Beachhouse at the Moana; $85 per adult and $40 per keiki.

» Dec. 26: 1:30-3 p.m. Cooking demonstration with Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara of Beachhouse at the Moana. Uyehara will demonstrate dishes from his exclusive New Year's Eve menu, including his Hamakua Mushroom and Escargot and Pan Seared Onaga. Sommelier James Maher will pair wines with each dish. Price is $25 for food and wine tasting. Seating is limited.

» Dec. 27: 6-9 p.m. “;Family Fun Night”; in the Lani Kai Room with movies on the big screen, Wii game tournaments, and snacks and drinks. Free to hotel guests.

» Dec. 28: 5:30-5:45 p.m. The Moana Surfrider Choir performs at the grand staircase in the hotel lobby.

» Dec. 29: 12-4 p.m. Keiki Afternoon Tea at the Veranda with local author Tammy Yee, who will read her best-selling children's book, “;Baby Honu's Incredible Journey.”; Tickets are $50 for keiki and $40 for adults.

» Dec. 30: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wine tasting with sommelier James Maher in the lounge at Beachhouse at the Moana.

» Dec. 31: 5:30-11 p.m. Beachhouse at the Moana Ala Carte New Year's Eve Dinner; $150 per adult, $50 per keiki 12 and under. 6-11 p.m. Lani Kai Gala New Year's Eve Seafood Dinner Buffet; $90 per adult, $50 per keiki 12 and under. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. New Year's Eve Party in Banyan Courtyard. Pre-sale tickets: $35 per adult, $20 per keiki; night of the party: $75 per adult, $35 per keiki.

» Jan. 1: 5:30-11 a.m. The Veranda will feature a Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar at its New Year's Day breakfast.

For reservations or more information, contact the Starwood dining desk at 921-4600 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).